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Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are text files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website.

How are cookies used on the BMet website?

We use cookies to improve your experience of our website. Cookies are used to help you navigate between pages efficiently, remember your preferences and recognise your computer next time you visit.

A step by step guide on how to control and delete cookies in various browsers is available at www.aboutcookies.org.

Type of cookies we use

We have classified cookies on this site based on the categories and descriptions published in the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) UK Cookie Guide.

Category Description
Strictly necessary cookies Essential to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website.
Performance cookies Collects information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often. They do not identify the individual visitor as all information collected is aggregated and therefore anonymous.
Functionality cookies These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog.
Targeting Cookies These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign.

Specific cookies used

Cookies are set by bmet.ac.uk and apply.bmet.ac.uk websites (‘First Party Cookies’) or by external websites (‘Third Party Cookies’). The identity and purposes of the cookies used are explained in the table below.

First Party Cookies

Provider Cookie Name Purpose Further Information
bmet.ac.uk SESS<#id> Used to track the choices made by a user as they navigate around the website. It allows page changes and item or data selections to be remembered.

Expires: after leaving the website.

bmet.ac.uk has_js Tracks whether the user has javascript enabled on their web browser. The website uses Javascript to provide more functionality for users. It is removed when the user leaves the website.

Expires: after leaving the website.

bmet.ac.uk Drupal.tableDrag.showWeight Handles navigation of tabbed pages and forms across a range of different browsers. It is set when opening a page with information presented in tabbed format.

Expires: after leaving the website.

apply.bmet.ac.uk ASP.NET_SessionId Maintains session information for the Microsoft .NET framework. It is used on user account pages, for example when making an online application for a course.
Expires: after leaving the website.
Google Analytics _ga
_gat
Collects information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often. They do not identify the individual visitor as all information collected is aggregated and anonymous.

Expiry: 2 years (for _ga cookie)

10 minutes (for_ gat cookie)

Google Analytics and Privacy

 

Third Party Cookies

Provider Cookie Name Purpose Further Information
Doubleclick test_cookie Enables the college to present retargeting advertising by DoubleClick (a Google owned company) on other websites based on your previous interactions on this website. About Doubleclick Cookies
AdRoll __adroll

__ar_v4

Enables the college to present retargeting advertising by Adroll on other websites based on your previous interactions on this website. AdRoll Privacy
Sharethis __stid

pxcelPage_c010

Enables the user to share pages and links through a number of popular social networking services and email using the ShareThis sharing service. The ShareThis service only personally identifies a user if the user has separately signed up with ShareThis. Sharethis Privacy
YouTube CONSENT

DSID

HSID

IDE

LOGIN_INFO

PREF

SAPISID

SID

SSID

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE

YSC

_ct_rmm

id

YouTube sets a number of cookies when a user views a page with an embedded YouTube video. How Google (owner of YouTube) uses cookies
Vimeo __utma

__utmb

__utmc

__utmt_player

__utmz

player

vuid

Vimeo sets a number of cookies when a user views a page with an embedded Vimeo video. Vimeo Cookie Policy
Facebook fr Used on pages with embedded Facebook ‘widget’ to monitor when ‘Like’ button is clicked. Cookie is only placed if a user had previously logged into Facebook. Facebook Data Policy
AVLive Apprenticeships _ga

_gat

These are set when viewing a page with embedded widget from the National Apprenticeships Service. AV Live Feed Overview

Contact Us

If you would like to contact us regarding our cookie policy please contact the Marketing Department at marketing@bmet.ac.uk or write to Marketing Department, Birmingham Metropolitan College, Jennens Road, Birmingham, B4 7PS